I just found something that made my day, hell, maybe my week. I was searching through some blogs today and I found a link to a blog called cityrag. Cityrag informed me that Guitar World has compiled a list of the 100 greatest guitar solos. With me being a rocker, I thought this sounds pretty cool. Well, cityrag went a step further and I love them for it. Instead of just telling me who the top 100 were or just giving me a link to Guitar World’s site, cityrag took the top 20 plus 9 more and found live video of each solo being performed on the lovely invention YouTube. Not interested? Let me tell you some of the solos you will see.
You will see Led Zep’s Stairway to Heaven. This is a 4 or 5 minute solo by the master soloist, Jimmy Page.
You will see a 7 minute solo from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Freebird. I think that this should probably be the number one solo, but number three isn’t bad.
You will see Eddie Van Halen playing Eruption circa 1978 (it looks like) and then charging right into You Really Got Me.
You can see the Eagles' Hotel California. The guitar faces alone made by Joe Walsh make it worth seeing this clip.
Those are just a few that I have watched and I am prepared to waste my whole day finishing the list. If you are a guitar hero or a rock fan in general, click the link and check out this smorgasbord of rock.